Delegation from Indonesian State Institutions Visits Max Planck Foundation

Lawyers from the Indonesian Constitutional Court and the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights visited the Foundation to exchange ideas on constitutionalism and legislative drafting

The Max Planck Foundation, jointly with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, hosted a meeting between Indonesian lawyers from the Indonesian Constitutional Court and from the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights on 29 October 2014. The visit was facilitated by the Hans Seidel Foundation with the aim to gain insights into the structure of law institutions in Germany and to strengthen cooperation between law institutions in Germany and the Republic of Indonesia.

As a starting point staff of the Foundation, including Managing Director, Dr. Tilmann J. Röder, and Head of Sub-Sahara Africa Projects, Dr. Kathrin Maria Scherr, presented the Foundation’s expertise in providing support for constitutional drafting or amendment processes. Additionally, they presented the various projects implemented in relation to legislative drafting, a key interest of the delegation.

Subsequently, the Indonesian participants provided an overview of current processes and debates related to the Indonesian Constitution and the legislative drafting procedures in Indonesia. They were very keen to obtain more information on the comparative approach the Foundation uses, which ensures that solutions to legal problems are tailored to the local context and do not just transplant laws or procedures from one country to another.

All participants expressed their interest in further exchanges on the topics discussed and it is hoped that opportunities for further collaboration will arise.